Introduction to Architecture
Architecture is about the making of places where people spend their lives. Architects are not simply concerned with the exterior and interior design of a building but with the environment as a whole. Designed for students considering a career in architectural design, this course introduces the theory and practice of architecture from the ancient world to today, with an emphasis on the Western tradition. Lectures, exercises, and workshops impart an understanding of architectural products within their formal structural and functional aspects. Building upon this foundation, the class then explores the physical and cultural determinants of architecture and the relationship of the architectural products to their environment. A walking tour of Midtown Manhattan exposes you to art deco splendor, Moorish revival magnificence, and quintessential glass-curtain modernism.
You'll Walk Away with
- An understanding of architectural products within their formal, structural, and functional contexts
- An introduction to the theory and practice of architecture from the ancient world to today, emphasizing the Western tradition
- High school students in grades 9–12
- High school students interested in a career in architecture